Intel Core i5-10210U vs Core i7-8650U

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Games supported 84%

General info

Comparing Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating11131110
Place by popularityno data93
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7Comet Lake
Architecture codenameKaby Lake Refresh (2017−2019)Comet Lake-U (2019−2020)
Release date21 August 2017
(5 years old)
1 September 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$409no data
Current price$787 (1.9x MSRP)$464

Technical specs

Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads88
Base clock speed1.9 GHz1.6 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz4.2 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)6 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size123 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFC-BGA1356FCBGA1528
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
My WiFi++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+-
TSXno data+
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Flex Memory Access++
SIPP+-
Smart Response+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
MPXno data+
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® MEYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR4
Maximum memory size32 GB64 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s45.8 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 620-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8650U and Core i5-10210U.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1216

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-8650U 5.08
i5-10210U 5.09
+0.2%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i7-8650U 6305
i5-10210U 6320
+0.2%

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-8650U 895
i5-10210U 948
+5.9%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 6% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-8650U 2710
i5-10210U 2911
+7.4%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 7% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-8650U 6629
+3.4%
i5-10210U 6412

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 3% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-8650U 18635
+15.9%
i5-10210U 16072

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 16% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-8650U 6936
+9%
i5-10210U 6363

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 9% in 3DMark06 CPU.

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

i7-8650U 9.94
i5-10210U 6.78
+46.6%

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 47% in wPrime 32.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i7-8650U 7
i5-10210U 8
+10%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 10% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-8650U 605
i5-10210U 616
+1.8%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 2% in Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core.

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-8650U 169
+1.8%
i5-10210U 166

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 2% in Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core.

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-8650U 1.9
+1.6%
i5-10210U 1.9

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 2% in Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core.

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-8650U 4
i5-10210U 5
+8.1%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 8% in TrueCrypt AES.

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-8650U 40
i5-10210U 44
+10.3%

Core i5-10210U outperforms Core i7-8650U by 10% in x264 encoding pass 2.

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-8650U 170
+0.1%
i5-10210U 170

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i7-8650U 4319
+2.5%
i5-10210U 4213

Core i7-8650U outperforms Core i5-10210U by 3% in WinRAR 4.0.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.08 5.09
Recency 21 August 2017 1 September 2019
Base clock speed 1900 1600

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Competitors of Core i7-8650U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8650U by AMD is Turion X2 RM-72, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10210U by AMD is Turion X2 RM-72, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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